LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – MICHAEL J. GARCIA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that NICHOLAS MIRITELLO, an employee of the New York City Department of Environmental
Protection (“DEP”), was arraigned today before United States
Magistrate Judge MARK D. FOX in White Plains federal court on
felony charges of making false entries in DEP records relating to
monitoring of drinking water.
MIRITELLO was charged in a four-count Complaint with
violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001, by making
false entries in DEP records relating to federally mandated
testing of drinking water for “turbidity,” or cloudiness.
According to the Complaint:
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”)
required DEP to monitor water for turbidity every day of the year
at a DEP facility known as the Catskill Lower Effluent Chamber
(“the CLEC”). Employees of DEP were assigned to perform